Alabama DMH / Registered Nurse II (7 AM to 3 PM Shift)

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JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse II (7 AM to 3 PM Shift)
OPEN DATE: 06/30/2023
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
JOB LOCATION: Mary Starke Harper Geriatric Psychiatry Center Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NUMBER: 23-06

• Minimum Starting Salary: $65,820.80.
• Includes Minimum Base Pay of $61,660.80 with an additional $2.00 per hour MH Direct Care Premium Pay.
• Salary will be commensurate with experience. Limitations apply to current State employees.
• $2.00 Per Hour Shift Differential for Evening & Night Work

• 12 paid holidays.
• 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
• 13 sick leave days.
• 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
• Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment.
• Continuous opportunities for acquiring CE’s needed for maintaining professional license.
• Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board.
• Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
▪ After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.

• Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and three years’ experience as RN.
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Nursing and two years’ experience as a RN.

• Possession of a certificate of registration to practice nursing as issued by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

• Serves as Head Nurse for an assigned shift and will be responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing processes of assessment, diagnoses, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
• Provides nursing care to patients in accordance with standards of nursing practice and patient’s treatment plan.
• Supervises, directs, and coordinates nursing and direct care provided by RN I, LPN, and mental health worker staff on a day-to-day basis.
• Participates in the processes of treatment planning and collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes.
• Coordinates scheduling and staffing to assure adequate patient care coverage.
• Trains new and existing staff.
• Performs quality improvement monitoring.
• Ensures compliance with hospital standards.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Knowledge, skills, and ability to recognize medical and psychiatric emergencies.
• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
• Ability to interact with various types of people in delicate, frustrating, or tense situations.
• Ability to make independent decisions and take moderate risks in situations not covered by existing procedures.
• Ability to provide care utilizing nursing processes, standards of care, and nursing plans of care.
• Ability to supervise the work of others.
• Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and training programs and establish priorities.
• Ability to operate medical equipment.
• Ability to provide education to patients and their families.
• Ability to combine information from various sources to produce new ideas or solutions.

• Applicants will be rated based on an evaluation of their job-related training, abilities, experience, and education, and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences related to the duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above.
• All relevant information is subject to verification.
Drug screening and security clearances will be conducted on prospective applicants being given serious consideration for employment whose job requires direct contact with patients.

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Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered. Applications should be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Announcements open until filled will remain open until a sufficient applicant pool is obtained. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure the application will be considered for the position. Copies of License/Certifications should be uploaded with your application. A copy of the academic transcript is required. Appointment of successful candidate will be conditional based on receipt of the official transcript provided by the school, college, or university.


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